Post # 1
My sister is about to have her first baby…a boy. I want to give something special to her baby boy when he is born. Something that he would cherish and hopefully keep as he grows up. I was thinking about what was given to me when I was born, and what I thought about was jewelry and a stuffed animal (which actually I still have and it means a lot to me). Does anyone have any ideas on what I can get him? Any thoughts/ideas would be very much appreciated. Thanks!
Post # 3
Baby blanket? …or a nice print for the wall of his room, or a mobile? A stuffed animal is a good idea too. The only thing is that it’s really hard to predict which stuffed animal a kid will become attached to as he grows up. Some they end up loving, and some they just cast aside.
Post # 4
I’ve given a few items off of Red Envelope that family/friends have loved. A lot of items can be personalized too. Congrats on becoming an Auntie!
Post # 5
You know how babys/kids sometimes have an animal/blanket? My friend got one with her daughters name embroidered on it. Actually she got two, one as a back up. They are already having their daughter sleep with it in hopes that will be the security blanket.
Something like some of these:
Post # 6
I know this isn’t very sentimental but you can always look at a series EE bond.
In florida, if you buy a kid a lifetime fishing/hunting license its really cheap. I know thats a gift my friend was going to get his nephew.
Post # 7
I plan on getting my Maid/Matron of Honor a hand-stamped baby spoon from Lisa Leonard (see here). I know I’d personally cherish a gift like that later on.
Post # 8
We didn’t get any classic or long term things for our daughter, and somehow I think these things are more cherished, saved and passed down.
I know I have a silver Tiffany rattle and a gold baby bracelet that I received when I was born that I still have. Ceci didn’t get anything like that, but I’ll give her the keepsakes that I got when I was born. (She’ll never wear the bracelet– it’s a hazard!)